William "Washboard Bill" Cooke poses with his instruments

William "Washboard Bill" Cooke poses with his instruments


Image Number

  • FA5423

Year

  • 1993

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine on July 4, 1905. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 35 mm.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1664B3F35.

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William "Washboard Bill" Cooke poses with his instruments
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Chicago Manual of Style

Shanafelt, Robert, Collector. William "Washboard Bill" Cooke poses with his instruments. 1993. Black & white photonegative, 35 mm. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/111209>, accessed 23 July 2016.

MLA

Shanafelt, Robert, Collector. William "Washboard Bill" Cooke poses with his instruments. 1993. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 23 Jul. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/111209>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Shanafelt)